The hunt begins for Moonah Taste of the World

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THE Moonah Taste of the World Festival is on the hunt for community groups and not-for-profit organisations to be part of the 2020 festival.

The multicultural festival, which has grown every year since its humble beginnings in a Moonah carpark in 2011, has become a “must attend” event for people across the state.

Glenorchy City Council major events officer Kirilly Crawford said it evoked pride within the community knowing this festival was unlike any of the other major food events around the state.

“We are able to offer support to local community groups so they can be involved in the event and celebrate their food, music and culture,” she said.

“We assist with permits, equipment and marketing and really encourage any groups who may be considering putting their hand up to get in touch with us.”

Last year’s event brought groups from the Butanese, Hazara, Indonesian, Iraqi, Italian and Sri Lankan communities together, just to name a few.

“One of the main aims of the festival is to provide opportunities for diverse communities to not only share the rich flavours and cultures of their homelands, but to build their capacity for cooking and selling their much-loved food,” Ms Crawford said.

Glenorchy City Council provides support, training and equipment to communities who otherwise may not have been able to participate, providing opportunities to the community to attend and run their own business.

“Moonah Taste of the World would not be the festival it is today without the many performers and cultural groups that share their rich cultural diversity through music, dance, workshops and participation activities,” Ms Crawford said.

The festival is also seeking Expressions of Interest from these groups wishing to contribute to the performance program for 2020.

Community groups who are interested in participating in the event, but unsure if they would be able to, are encouraged to get in touch with Ms Crawford via email at mtotw@gcc.tas.gov.au.

The 2020 festival will take place at Benjafield Park in Moonah on Sunday 22 March.

If you or someone you know is interested in participating either through a community food stall or as part of the performance schedule, visit the Glenorchy City Council website at www.gcc.tas.gov.au, email mtotw@gcc.tas.gov.au or complete one of the Expressions of Interest forms.

These can be found through the website or Moonah Taste of the World Festival Facebook page.

Food applications close 13 December and performer applications close 20 December.

Commercial food stall holders will be invited to express their interest in the coming weeks, so keep an eye on the Facebook page for this.

Caption: From left, Yangchen Dolkar, Migmal Migmal and Jamyang Norbu at a past Moonah Taste of the World Festival event.

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